Aug 21, 2017 - Dec 08, 2017

The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary international art in the central United States. Various movements, themes, and styles are represented, including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Pop art, and Minimalism, as well as aspects of New Image Painting from the 1970s and beyond, recent developments in abstraction and figurative sculpture, and contemporary movements in photography, video, and digital imagery.

Sep 23, 2017 - Nov 26, 2017

Thirteen themed haunted houses across America make up the imagery for Misty Keasler’s Haunt, 2015–2017. A driving force behind this series, which depicts interior rooms and exterior scenes, is that the subject matter takes photography to the edge of where it fails as a medium.  “Photographs,” Keasler explains, “are often used to document an experience, yet the experience of walking through a haunted house is completely lost in each of the still images.

Nov 04, 2017 - Jan 14, 2018

Katherine Bradford is known for her vibrant palette and eccentric compositions. Often built up over months and sometimes years, Bradford’s paintings are textured, semi-transparent coats of acrylic paint, with hints of pentimenti exposed in the finished surface. Her recent works revisit several of her favored motifs, such as ships and swimmers—traditional and enduring subjects seen throughout art history. Bradford’s canvases, however, are more ominous, and often improbable in comparison to the relative calm of James McNeill Whistler’s paintings or Paul Cézanne’s portraits of bathers.

Tour
Nov 14, 2017

The Graduate Student Lecture Program provides the opportunity to hear area graduate students in art and art history discuss works on view at the Modern. These dynamic 30-minute gallery talks are the result of in-depth research and the students’ original analysis in order to offer insight into a selected group of artworks connected by theme. Each public talk is offered twice to allow for multiple opportunities to attend.

Tour
Nov 14, 2017

The Graduate Student Lecture Program provides the opportunity to hear area graduate students in art and art history discuss works on view at the Modern. These dynamic 30-minute gallery talks are the result of in-depth research and the students’ original analysis in order to offer insight into a selected group of artworks connected by theme. Each public talk is offered twice to allow for multiple opportunities to attend.

Tour
Nov 14, 2017

The Graduate Student Lecture Program provides the opportunity to hear area graduate students in art and art history discuss works on view at the Modern. These dynamic 30-minute gallery talks are the result of in-depth research and the students’ original analysis in order to offer insight into a selected group of artworks connected by theme. Each public talk is offered twice to allow for multiple opportunities to attend.

Lecture
Nov 14, 2017

This captivating installation by Hubbard & Birchler, which supports an impossible dialogue between an elderly son and his young mother, is an impressive example of how “rephrasing” and “rewriting” histories can carry an emotional impact. Claire Walsh, “Notes from Venice,” MAP, August 4, 2017